Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
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... actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... Jack Dunham, animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, “I will tell you a story,” and then he passes the hat.
    Robertson Davies (b. 1913)

    Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)